Chapel Hill’s Lizzy Ross Band delivers exuberant Soul/Americana. The last year has dealt them several accomplishments, including being voted the Carolinas’ Best Rock Female, an ongoing stay at the top of HGMN radio charts and on Relix radio charts, being featured on NPR’s The State of Things, an Emerging Artist Award from the Durham Arts Council, and a new album, Read Me Out Loud.
Ross’s voice delivers a charming trill one moment, only to erupt in rough, bluesy emotion the next. It’s a powerful instrument that’s earned her comparisons to artists like Grace Potter and Edie Brickell among others.
Ross’s songwriting and the band’s unique style keep listeners coming back for more. Ross’s shrewd and personal lyrics are woven into sophisticated arrangements that include touches of country, ’60s roots rock, and a dash of Motown. These qualities are showcased on the Lizzy Ross Band’s debut album, Read Me Out Loud, released on Oct 4, 2011. On Read Me Out Loud, upbeat rhythms and melodies hide more serious themes. Lyrically, Ross’s sincerity cuts deep. This is an album about growing up, wanting to know others and be known yourself, about embracing the world and all of its incumbent risks.
The Lizzy Ross Band is Lizzy Ross (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar) Jock Pyle (electric guitar), Brett Hart (bass), and Max Palmer (drums). The Lizzy Ross Band has played with artists such as Kaki King, Ben Sollee, Kathy Mattea, Acoustic Syndicate, Donna The Buffalo, Lubriphonic, Col. Bruce Hampton and his “Quark Alliance,” Daniel Martin Moore, The Lee Boys, Big Daddy Love, Velvet Truckstop, The Honeycutters, Ike Stubblefield, Shane Pruitt, Dark Water Rising, and Jeff Sipe.
For more information on the Lizzy Ross Band check out their website.